Turning on the Power
The camera turns on. This mode is for movie recording.
The camera turns on. This mode is for still photo shooting.
The camera is turned off and does not function. Set the power switch to this position when not using the camera.
- If you set the power switch to while an image is being recorded to the card, [Saving...] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the recording finishes.
Setting the Date, Time, and Time Zone
If you turn on the camera and the date/time/zone setting screen appears, see Date/Time/Zone to set the date/time/zone.
Changing the Interface Language
To change the interface language, see Language.
Automatic Sensor Cleaning
- Whenever the power switch is set to , the sensor is cleaned automatically (which may make a faint sound). During the sensor cleaning, the screen will display . To enable automatic sensor cleaning when the power switch is set to as well, you can set this in [: Sensor cleaning] ().
- If you repeatedly turn the power switch to or within a short time period, the  icon may not be displayed, but this does not indicate the camera is malfunctioning.
Battery Level Indicator
The battery indicator shows the remaining capacity when the camera is on.
- Doing any of the following will exhaust the battery faster:
- Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period.
- Activating the AF frequently without taking a picture.
- Using Image Stabilizer.
- Using the Wi-Fi function or Bluetooth function.
- Using the screen frequently.
- The number of available shots may decrease depending on the actual shooting conditions.
- Lens operations are powered by the camera's battery. Certain lenses may exhaust the battery faster than others.
- See [: Battery info.] to check the battery status ().
- In low ambient temperatures, shooting may not be possible even with a sufficient battery level.